Category Archives: Sights

SLAVONIC ISLAND IN THE VLTAVA RIVER

 

When? Daily from 6 am to 11 pm

Where? The Slavonic Island – Prague 1

How much? Free admission

The Slavonic Island (“Slovanský ostrov” in Czech, also called “Žofín” by locals) is one of the most beautiful islands in the very heart of Prague. The island began to form in the 17th and 18th century from the sediment in the Vltava River and become a real island after the great flood in 1784 when it was secured with wall and planted with trees.… Read more...

SOUTH GARDENS OF THE PRAGUE CASTLE

 

When? April – October daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Where? The Prague Castle, Hradčany – Prague 1

How much? Free admission

South Gardens surround the entire southern side of the Prague Castle complex from “Hradčany” Square up to the viewpoint at the Eastern Gate with the total length of about 500 meters. During the summer season, the South Gardens can be entered via the Bull Staircase from the Third Courtyard (the one with St. Vitus Cathedral) or through the entrance next to the Eastern Gate.… Read more...

THE JOHN LENNON WALL

The legendary John Lennon Wall in Prague is a top tourist attraction and a fantastic photo opportunity. Situated in Mala Strana, this historic wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and a collection of lyrics from Beatles’ songs since the 1980’s. The wall is an incredibly ‘cool’ place to visit for any music fan, and also comes with a rather interesting historical background…

The wall first became a political canvas in 1948, when people began challenging the communist takeover by covering the wall in protest phrases and symbols.Read more...